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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” that “Studies show that mentors select protégés based on” what?
(a) “Credentials and past achievements.”
(b) “Appearance and personality.”
(c) “Need and ability to give.”
(d) “Performance and potential.”

2. The author asserts in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap,” “The gender stereotypes introduced in childhood are reinforced throughout our lives and become” what?
(a) “Regulations toward marriage.”
(b) “Facts in adulthood.”
(c) “Self-fulfilling prophecies.”
(d) “Barriers to happiness.”

3. How old does the author say she was when she first married, in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?
(a) 26.
(b) 29.
(c) 30.
(d) 24.

4. The author states in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?,” “While asking a stranger to be a mentor rarely, if ever, works, approaching a stranger with” what “can yield results”?
(a) “A pointed, well-thought-out inquiry.”
(b) “Complaints and questions.”
(c) “Insignificant and repetitive questions.”
(d) “A note from a superior.”

5. During the Great Depression, the author says that her grandmother was pulled out of Morris High School to help support the household by doing what?
(a) Working in an automotive factory.
(b) Sewing fabric flowers on undergarments.
(c) Working as a secretary to a lawyer.
(d) Selling groceries at a nearby market.

Short Answer Questions

1. What media mogul does the author cite in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” as having said, “I mentor when I see something and say, ‘I want to see that grow’”?

2. Who is the highly regarded senior director of marketing at eBay whom the author says called her about a month after she began working for Facebook in Chapter 4: “It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”?

3. What economist at the first job the author took convinced her that attending business school would be a better alternative than going to law school?

4. How many women and girls does the author say are currently trapped in the sex trade worldwide in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

5. Who is the chief technology officer of Cisco that the author cites in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table” from an article in The Huffington Post?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say regarding the progress that has been made regarding gender equality in the past 100 years in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

2. What story is related of Josh Steiner in Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?”

3. What example does the author give of the phenomenon called “stereotype threat” in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

4. What does Sheryl Sandberg say must be overcome in order to reach true gender equality in the Introduction: “Internalizing the Revolution”?

5. What internal report from Hewlett-Packard does the author describe in Chapter 4: "It's a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder"?

6. What does Sandberg relate of her own career plan in Chapter 4: "It's a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder"?

7. What author from The New Yorker is cited in Chapter 3: “Success and Likeability”? What did this author say about self-doubt?

8. How is “stereotype threat” defined in Chapter 1: “The Leadership Ambition Gap”?

9. How does the author describe Peggy McIntosh’s impressions on her in Chapter 2: “Sit at the Table”?

10. What story does the author use to connect the title of Chapter 5: “Are You My Mentor?” with the theme of the chapter?

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